Physical Education Teacher Education Option

Bachelor of Science - Physical Education
Teacher Education Option (PETE)

Units required for Major: 57
All of which must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Minimum total units for the BS: 120

Note: Additional units may be required to meet the CSUS foreign language requirement.

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), prepares students for a teaching career in physical education. The student who completes the program in physical education will have the breadth and depth of knowledge regarding developmentally appropriate physical education. The PETE option provides students with the coursework for both subject matter content and pedagogy for teaching physical education at the K-12 level. Students who choose this option will then have the opportunity to attain their Single Subject Physical Education California Teaching Credential, an additional two semester program through the Department of Teacher Education at Sacramento State.

Note: Due to policy changes from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Federal No Child Left Behind mandate, the Physical Education Concentration periodically is reviewed and changed to meet current state and federal standards. Consult a Physical Education Concentration Advisor for details and course requirements once they are available; please see

Please see the University Catalog for the most up to date cirriculum requirements for this program.

For information on transferring course credits from a California public community college or university, visit

Students must complete 8 elective units of upper division KINS units with approval of the Physical Education Concentration advisor. This option does not permit the 9-unit GE upper division and GE Area exemptions.

Craig Tacla
Craig Tacla,
Elementary Coordinator

Solano Hall 4027
Phone: 916-278-5034
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Julie Kuehl-Kitchen
Julie Kuehl-Kitchen
Secondary Coordinator

Solano Hall 4042
Phone: 916-278-4022
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